The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Research Projects

Project: Guardians of the Gut: Identifying Gut Commensal Species that Kill Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens

Carter Group

The gut microbiome is an important first line of defence against invading pathogens.  This project will use culturomics, microbiology and multi-omics to identify and characterise gut commensal bacteria that can kill multi-drug resistant (MDR) hospital pathgens. Live biotherapeutic bacterial consortia containing combinations of these "bioactive" commensal species will be designed and tested for their ability to eliminate MDR pathogens from the gut. 

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Project Supervisor

Dr Glen Carter

Project Co-supervisor

Prof Ben Howden
Ms Lucy Li

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Carter Group

1 vacancies

Antimicrobial Resistance
Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Discovery Research
Computational Science and Genomics

Our group is interested in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and multidrug (MDR) resistant pathogens. We aim to understand the mechanisms of AMR in molecular detail and develop new ways to inhibit MDR pathogens.

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